Here are a range of simple, relaxing activities for busy people – because not everyone has time for daily yoga. Self-care is something that should always be on the schedule.
Sometimes, there’s just not enough time in the day. Yet, you should always take time for yourself, no matter how crazy your schedule gets. People who run themselves ragged are rarely at their top game.
In my book Happy Habits, I share a range of habits which bring joy. Plus I share psychological tips to make sure your disciple to do these positive habits sticks.
Below are four of the most relaxing activities for busy people. Carve out some “me time,” and you’ll be better for it in the long run.
Many people still don’t feel comfortable going to a spa because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Luckily, if you’re missing this blissful experience, you can create a spa-like atmosphere at home. Even if you’re busy, consider setting aside one night a week to soak in a luxurious bubble bath. Your anxieties will just melt away as the warm water exfoliates your skin and soothes aching muscles. In my book Instant Calm, I share research on how scents like vanilla, bergamot, grapefruit and lavender each help to relieve stress. So add a few drops of scented essential oil to your bubble bath for bonus relaxing results.
Reading is a good way for preoccupied people to wind down. After all, there’s nothing better than snuggling up with a great book at the end of the day. Watching TV can be stressful because the news cycle is consistently disheartening. Thus, if you want to forget your troubles, pick up a good book, and let the words take you to another world for a bit. I offer a range of happiness books here.
Busy people who need a longer escape should consider taking a road trip. Sometimes, all you need to feel better is to see the open road in front of you. Be sure to do essential car maintenance before a long road trip, though. The last thing you want is additional stress on your plate because your vehicle broke down on the side of the road.
Meditation has become incredibly popular since the pandemic started. In my video course Anxiety Cure I teach people how to meditate – by focusing on their 5 different senses (sight, sound, taste, touch, smell). Learning how to meditate from a video course is perfect for busy people. Devote ten minutes a day to the video course and watch your stress levels drop.
Life can get pretty chaotic at times. However, no matter how crazy things get, take some time for relaxing activities. You’ll never be able to stay on your A-game if you ignore self-care. Luckily, these relaxing activities for busy people will help put your mind at ease.